Jason L. Bair
Areas of Expertise:
- Foreign affairs management and budget issues
- Consular affairs
- Diplomatic security and embassy construction
- Foreign Service staffing and training
- Multilateral institutions (management)
- Public diplomacy
Jason Bair is a Director in GAO’s International Affairs and Trade team. He leads GAO’s work overseeing the management of foreign affairs agencies including the Department of State and USAID. Key oversight issues in his portfolio include diplomatic security, embassy construction, Foreign Service staffing and training, consular affairs, and public diplomacy.
Jason joined GAO in June 2000. During his career at GAO, he has reviewed a variety of foreign policy issues including international trade and counterterrorism.
Jason received a bachelor’s degree from American University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.